Unimin commences frac train service to Marcellus oil and gas region

Source:Unimin Energy Solutions

Unimin Energy Solutions announced today the first delivery of frac sands by unit train to its Jerry Run, West Virginia terminal.

Unimin Energy Solutions announced today the first delivery of frac sands by unit train to its Jerry Run, West Virginia terminal. Unimin, with partners CSX Railroad and Process Transload, operate a high efficiency transload and storage facility on HIGHWAY 50 in the liquids rich region of the southern Marcellus in West Virgina and south western Pennsylvania.

The Jerry Run terminal has a 20,000 ton storage capacity and 25 trucks per hour loading rate to facilitate rapid response and improved logistics. The CSX Railroad will shuttle unit trains to continuously replenish frac sand inventory.

"This high capacity - quick response system reflects Unimin's next generation terminal design and service model," said Joe Migyanko, General Sales Manager for Unimin's Northern Region. "In addition to having proppant supply closer to the wellhead, the efficiency and scale will allow us to pass savings onto our customers."

The Jerry Run terminal is the most recent addition to Unimin's ten terminal network operating in the Marcellus and Utica plays:

Clarksburg, WV, and Benwood, PA: rail terminals serving the liquids rich southwest Marcellus
Navarre, OH: off Interstate 77 and Highway 62 serving the Utica shale
Monaca, PA and Crafton, PA: covering western PA and the wet gas sections the Marcellus
Punxsutawney, PA, Williamsport, PA and Taylor, PA: serving central PA
Binghamton and Horseheads, NY: covering the dry gas sections of the Marcellus shale

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